Since I’m from Utah, I thought I’d write about one of my favorite places here! Moab is one of Utah’s most popular tourist attractions. Now touring Utah is way different from most states. Everything in Utah is outdoors. We don’t have cool theme parks, water parks or the Ocean like some states. We get the outdoors. Utah has lots of things like hiking, camping, waterfalls, landscape, lakes, etc. So if you don’t like being outdoors, you might not be a fan.
So back to Moab. Moab is home of the Delicate Arch. This is the Arch you see on most Utah license plates. Moab is located on the Eastern side of Utah. This is a popular place to visit because of the beautiful scenery, red rocks you can hike, they have river rafting, skydiving, jeeping, biking, camping spots, and the unique downtown!
The Delicate Arch is one of the most popular hikes in Moab, located in Arches National Park, mainly because it’s what Utah is known for. The hike is about 3 miles round trip, and isn’t hard. However at the very end you do hike up a semi-steep hill and it did hurt my knees. It’s totally worth it. Promise.
I’ve never personally gone Jeeping in Moab, mainly because I don’t own a Jeep. I would love to go and I have heard that it’s a blast! You can rent a Jeep in Moab if you would like, but as you can imagine it can be pricey. Some of the popular Jeeping trails I’ve heard about include:
-Top of the World
This is a more moderate trail you can go on. They call this the ‘Top of the world’ because of the 7,000-foot view at the top!
-Flat Iron Mesa
This is a trail with loose rocks and steep hills. It has lots of ledges and cliffs. This one is very difficult.
If you’re going to Moab, I would suggest going to Arches National Park. This is a great place for hiking. When you get to the park, you will need to pay to enter. Currently it is $25 per car. They will give you a map of the park that will show you all of the hikes, how long they are and how to get there. If they don’t give you one (they usually do) you’ll want to ask for one. These are very helpful in deciding which hikes you want to do first, especially if you have children.
Some of my favorite hikes in Moab include:
- Landscape Arch – This is the largest Arch in the world, its span is over 290 ft. Plus, this is a super easy hike!
- Balanced Rock – Okay, I’m going to be honest. I don’t consider this one a hike. You can see if from the road, but if you want to take pictures it takes less than 1 minute to walk to it.
- Double Arch – If you like arches, this one is an easy hike as well! It’s also very short. Great for kids!
- Delicate Arch – This hike is considered more ‘Moderate’ however it isn’t bad. It definitely isn’t the easiest. The last part of the hike you’ll go up a semi-steep hill, other than that I don’t remember this hike being difficult.
If you want more ideas, or want to see more pictures of the different hikes Arches has, you can click here. It has great information on hikes.
I love downtown Moab! It’s great if you want to walk around, get ice cream and see cool antique stores. This is also where you would get any rentals if you needed them. They have lots of shops on main street where you can sign up to go horse back riding, river rafting, jeep tours, etc. So if you’re interested in any of these, you may need to head down to main street to find a shop!
Now, Moab has way more to offer than what I can list in 1 post. I found this great website for anyone planning on coming to Moab! It gives you Things to Do, Trails, more information on river rafting, and planning your stay!
Have you been to Moab? What was your favorite thing to do?
Thanks for reading!